Recently, in a written response to a query – Question No. 4709 Students Going Abroad – the Minister of State for External Affairs V.Muraleedharanwent on record to say that as per the data provided by the Bureau of Immigration, the total number of students that went abroad in the last 5 years was as follows –
|Year||No. of Indian students going abroad for study overseas|
According to Annexure – II: Number of Indians going Abroad for Studies, in 2021 [until February 28, 2021], a total of 71,769 Indians had gone abroad for study overseas.
|State-wise List of Indians going Abroad for Study Overseas |
|State [as per the issuance of passport]||2018||2019||2020||2021 [till February 28, 2021]|
|Passport issued from Indian mission abroad||39,731||44,281||17,807||4,251|
Additionally, on being asked for “details of the number of Indians living in foreign countries for employment”, Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan replied that based on data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, “1,37,26,945 Indians have traveled overseas in the last 5 years” on employment visa. That is, between January 1, 2016 and March 18, 2021.
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